Michele Bigler's Profile

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About me:
I am an artist first and a crafter second. My own artwork goes into all my card creations. For original artwork, see my sister etsy store: www.etsy.com/shop/michelepaule

I think people are products of their family experiences as well as genetics. If you want to know a person, look into their past, their families...

My grandmother was never idle. Once the housework was done, her hands were busy making something beautiful. She hand dyed raw velvet for quilts, crocheted and tatted edgings for linens and sewed up a storm. She also made her own soap. When I was very small, my grandmother would give me yarn and a crochet hook and I would make great long chains while she sewed quilts or tatted. The first real item I remember making while sitting at her feet, was a granny square…

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  • Joined March 8, 2010

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wool yarns, luxurious natural fabrics, paper, vintage stampings, filigree, semi precious stones

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About

About me:
I am an artist first and a crafter second. My own artwork goes into all my card creations. For original artwork, see my sister etsy store: www.etsy.com/shop/michelepaule

I think people are products of their family experiences as well as genetics. If you want to know a person, look into their past, their families...

My grandmother was never idle. Once the housework was done, her hands were busy making something beautiful. She hand dyed raw velvet for quilts, crocheted and tatted edgings for linens and sewed up a storm. She also made her own soap. When I was very small, my grandmother would give me yarn and a crochet hook and I would make great long chains while she sewed quilts or tatted. The first real item I remember making while sitting at her feet, was a granny square.

My parents collected antiques and appreciated everything old. Toss in Mom’s love of beauty, her wonderful color sense plus Dad’s balanced and meticulous design talents, and well, I was bound to be inspired. It was Mom who taught me to sew and Dad who taught me to imagine. (In case you're reading this Dad, I think my imagination really got going when you told me the ruined old mill up the hill behind South B Street was a fairiy castle.) AND, naturally, things just blossomed from there.

Although I never fully pursued the degree, I have taken an array of art and design classes. I am definitely eclectic whether it's something I'm creating, crafting or collecting. I love all things that exude beauty and romance, that exhibit age, patina, charm or whimsy. I also love drawing and designing, because I can work on the details until I get it just right. After all, beauty is in the details. Making a home comforting or beautiful is not so much about things or their placement as the whole ambience. I also like to factor in humor and mood.

For some reason, I am sometimes intrigued by processes and techniques more than the end product, so I’m always looking to learn something new or experiment. I hope to eventually create in several distinct and unique niches, but for now…. Enjoy!

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